Jack Kirby reinvented the superhero genre with his sprawling saga of the Fourth World --a bold storytelling vision that was decades ahead of its time. In honor of this extraordinary talent's centennial, DC Comics is proud to re-present the groundbreaking work of the King of Comics in a brand-new series of trade paperback editions collecting his classic DC titles in all their four-color glory: MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY (New Edition)!
With MISTER MIRACLE, Kirby unleashes the breakout star of the Fourth World. Scott Free, a child of New Genesis, was destined to one day reign alongside the Highfather in the golden city of the New Gods. But heavenly New Genesis was at war with hellish Apokolips, and the two immortal worlds were trapped in a neverending cycle of violence. To break the stalemate, the Highfather struck a deal with Darkseid, the ruler of Apokolips. The two adversaries sealed their pact with a sacrifice: each would exchange his infant son to be raised on his enemy's world.
Now Scott Free has grown up, and not even the blackest dungeons of Darkseid or the parademon hordes of Apokolips can hold him. Breaking out of his captors' clutches and
heading for the world called Earth, he reinvents himself as the unstoppable escape artist, Mister Miracle! But his flight from Apokolips threatens the fragile peace with
New Genesis, and Darkseid's sinister agents will not rest until their former prisoner is back in chains. Will Mister Miracle be able to avoid their ever-deadlier death traps? No matter the cost, he will remain Scott Free! Discover one of comics' most beloved characters--and thrill to the art and imagination of one of comics' greatest masters at the height of his inventive powers--in JACK KIRBY'S MISTER MIRACLE, collecting issues #1-18 of the legendary series.
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Jack King Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. With partner Joe Simon, Kirby first made his mark in comics in the 1940s by drawing and/or creating numerous features for DC Comics including SANDMAN, THE NEWSBOY LEGION and MANHUNTER, and for Marvel including CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE YOUNG ALLIES and the KID COMMANDOS. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including FIGHTING AMERICAN, BOYS' RANCH and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's FANTASTIC FOUR cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including INCREDIBLE HULK, AVENGERS and X-MEN. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic FOURTH WORLD TRILOGY, which was followed by THE DEMON and KAMANDI. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.